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Meghalaya poll results will boost the Congress for 2019: Chandy

IANS  |  Shillong 

Voicing confidence that the will retain power in Meghalaya, former on Tuesday said said that the state election results will definitely give a boost to the party in next year's Lok Sabha elections.

"They (BJP) came to power in 2014 with promises to the people but they could not keep any of these promises and people are upset with them," he told journalists.

Accompanied by senior K.C. Joseph, has been deputed by the to campaign for the Congress ahead of the February 27 assembly elections.

Lashing out the BJP-led NDA government for its failure to tackle inflation, the veteran Congress said: "The price rise was the main issue raised by the BJP against the then But in the last four years (of BJP in power), ordinary people and farmers are suffering like anything. There has been no intervention and the people are at the mercy of the profit makers in the business."

Questioning the government over the rising prices of petrol and diesel, he said he was surprised at this as in the international market came down by one fourth.

Noting that Congress under the leadership of will take the initiative to unite all democratic and secular parties in the country to unseat the BJP in next year Lok Sabha polls, said: "The Congress is quite confident to lead a United Front with the democratic and the secular parties."

"The (elections) results will definitely give a boost to the party...," he added.

Asked whether Congress will support the ruling Left in Tripura, and other regional parties in and after the polls, Chandy said: "Congress is for a united front of secular and democratic forces. The CPI-M has put some reservation. But even then Congress will go ahead.."

Chandy praised the for its achievement in providing the people of peace and stability through an environment of goodwill.



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 00:12 IST